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Architects broadly welcome Labour’s ‘wealth creation’ manifesto

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Planning reforms and commitments to build new towns mostly backed by experts but lack of ambition on climate criticised

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EPR’s 128-room hotel City scheme gets OK

Plans given green light despite concerns raised by local tenant group

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RIBA Presidential Election 2024

  • If the RIBA is going to survive its existential crisis, we need Chris Williamson as the next president

  • Julia Barfield: Why I’m backing Duncan Baker-Brown for RIBA president

  • Chris Williamson: ‘I think we can do a lot for young architects – they need all the help they can get’

  • Duncan Baker-Brown: ‘I think architecture is a lot of fun. We have got to remind ourselves of that’

  • Funmbi Adeagbo: ‘Architects need to get their hands dirty. We need to be thinking more like builders’

  • Architects Declare calls on RIBA presidential candidates to support ‘radical and systemic change’

  • Runners announced for RIBA and RSAW presidential elections

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WA100 2024

  • WA100 2024: Architects expect patchy international growth

  • WA100 2024: The big list

  • WA100 2024: Digital edition

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Boomers to Zoomers

  • Uxbridge Bower: Reimagining the ‘granny annexe’

  • Mae’s multi-generational living scheme: A model for inclusive community housing

  • Under The Big Roof… Charity unites generations and nurtures skills that last a lifetime

  • Building Design launches campaign focused on designing for different generations

  • Boomers to Zoomers: Designing for the Generations

  • Why we need an intergenerational approach to urban design and architecture

  • Alma-nac unveils redesign of Tooting community incubator for Business Launchpad

  • Loader Monteith with Studio SJM unveil new specialist learning hub

  • We are neglecting the needs of young people, planning experts tell MPs

  • The inquiry into young people and the built environment is our chance to deliver for future generations

In Pictures

  • In pictures: Former Michigan Central Station reopens its doors as research and technology hub

  • In pictures: AOC’s new railway museum building in the North East

  • Uxbridge Bower: Reimagining the ‘granny annexe’

  • In pictures: dMFK completes Myo’s six-storey workplace retrofit

  • In pictures: Basha-Franklin completes refurbishment project at The Cabot

  • Mae’s multi-generational living scheme: A model for inclusive community housing

  • Chipperfield unveils restoration of Royal Academy Schools

  • Merrett Houmøller Architects unveils trapezoidal reworking of traditional London terrace

  • In pictures: HOK delivers BBC Studios Comedy Productions workspace in London

  • SPPARC adds hive-like extension to Fitzrovia townhouse

Reviews

  • Creatives, Assemble! Architecture rooms at the RA Summer Exhibition 2024

  • Five Critical Essays on Architectural Ethics: A reinvigoration of ethical debate with no trigger warnings

  • Review | Carlo Scarpa: The Complete Buildings

  • From the Mauryas to the Mughals: ‘A meticulously curated window into the architectural styles of ancient India’

  • Brutalist Paris: ‘A reminder that the Paris of the future has long existed on the other side of the périphérique’

  • RIBA Principal Designer’s Guide: ‘An excellent and much needed book’

  • How to Enjoy Architecture: A Guide for Everyone

  • Review | Brutal Wales

  • An Atlas of Es Devlin: ‘The impact of her work can last a lifetime’

  • Review | RIBA Ethical Practice Guide

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Can Labour finally deliver good homes for all in beautiful, walkable places?

2024-06-14T09:30:00+01:00By

Labour’s New Towns vision needs to overcome past failures by addressing the complex challenges of land assembly, funding, and sustainable development to create integrated, low-carbon communities

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If the RIBA is going to survive its existential crisis, we need Chris Williamson as the next president

2024-06-14T03:00:00+01:00By

I’ll be honest, I am not the best writer. Back when I was a Part II student at Manchester School of Architecture, my dissertation was my lowest mark in the final year. If I remember correctly, the feedback was that I wrote passionately but meandered around the point. Well, there ...

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Julia Barfield: Why I’m backing Duncan Baker-Brown for RIBA president

2024-06-13T11:14:00+01:00By

Julia Barfield argues that Duncan Baker-Brown is best placed to provide the leadership needed to shift from sustainable design to circular and regenerative models of practice

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Biodiversity net gain: A crucial but complex step towards nature recovery

2024-06-11T11:34:00+01:00By 1 comments

The final part of the government’s biodiversity net gain legislation came into force earlier this year. Martin Jones, looks at what this means for developers and designers

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What’s stopping us from reducing carbon on every project?

2024-06-10T04:55:00+01:00By

As global warming surpasses 1.5ºC, Anna Beckett looks at how sustainable design can still make a difference, even on the margins

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What we need from the next government

2024-06-06T07:53:00+01:00By

As the election looms, Jack Pringle reflects on how, as a nation, we find ourselves with a lot to do and little money to do it with – not least in terms of housing, planning and sustainability

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